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Weve done the transfer business better than the pound shop at the Emirates. we sold high bought low (mugged PSG with the price they paid for Luiz). Remy will definately do 10 goals which you cant guarantee from Torres. I can see this present group winning the EPL at least 3 in 5 Years, 1 or 2 cups and 1 CL, fans should get ready for some mad travel cos with success come travels.

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Weve done the transfer business better than the pound shop at the Emirates. we sold high bought low (mugged PSG with the price they paid for Luiz). Remy will definately do 10 goals which you cant guarantee from Torres. I can see this present group winning the EPL at least 3 in 5 Years, 1 or 2 cups and 1 CL, fans should get ready for some mad travel cos with success come travels.

This was one deal i thought Wenger could have hijacked from our grasps- fair play to the board.

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Not even kidding that Emenalo is probably a club legend for all of the work he's done. Honestly done more than even Mourinho, and I LOVE Mourinho. Statue needed. Rest of the board have done amazingly too obviously, but it seems that Emenalo has done most of the good work over the last 3 years.

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As we can see we are now one of the best team in the world, with one of the most balanced squad in the BPL thanks to our great policy. I consider this policy revamp started in summer of 11 or 12. After the Torres signing and accelerated after our CL win. The policy has brought us in world class talents for great fees and all the gambled one(big fee) had paid off. This summer has been one of the best in transfer I have ever seen from the club, which makes me wonder:

Courtois 6m- Now worth more than 30-40m

Dave-10-12m?-Now at least 25m imo

Cahill 7m?- Now probably 30m considering he is English

Luis-15-20m-Too early to say anything but a class player signed for a reasonable fee, even if he flops there is nothing to regret

Zouma-7-12m? good fee, again similar to Kevin De Bruyne, if flops I am sure we can always flog off for 5-10m

Matic-one of our biggest mistake in the revamped period, but then again he might not have been that good due to limited opportunity

Fabregas-World class player for a good fee of 25-30m, admittedly thanks hugely to Arsene Wenger for being an idiot and refused to signed him this summer with the clause. Still we were so quick to act once it was known that he was for sale, even wrapped up the signing before WC starts

Hazard- Bargain, now probably worth around 100m considering fees for Bale, Suarez, James...etc

Oscar-Decent signing, probably barely justified his fee but now can always and will get better, even if worst case being sold to someone like PSG we will make a min loss at max(min 20m now for him) and likely a profit

Schurrle, Salah and Willian-Good signings, nothing spectacular but again got them for reasonable fees(maybe not for Willian but he was worth 20m anyway for me)

Costa-32m-revelation so far, could become one of the best striker in Chelsea history based on current form and if stays suspension/injury free

Also load of youngsters signed for OK fees, most sold for profit such as Lukaku and Kevin. Admittedly some fuck ups along the way like Matic, Marin...etc but overall we have actually done the best business for a while now.

So my question is who do you guys think are behind this new changed policy? Obviously FFP played a huge role but who is the mastermind behind this new recruitment strategy? I doubt Roman told the club to find new ways to operate because he won't fund signings anymore. Also it is unlikely that after spending years signing players for overpriced fees, we suddenly just become better at negotiation. Remember when we fucked up that Robinho signing?(thanks God), now we just signed Remy in 24 hours after showing interest, we don't fuck around anymore.

Also this change is reflected to clearly this summer when Jose admitted we didn't sign Shaw because essentially it was way overpriced(27-30m) with him demanding 100k per week. This policy also imo saw us past on Falcao and Cavani last summer, probably not for the best but we got Costa now so it doesn't matter anymore. This policy means we don't sign players for overpriced(or the club considered to be) fees anymore. We look across road to see MU overpaying for particularly every single player they sign now, whether world class or average. We look at Arsenal with their idiot manager scrambling for a CB, CDM, ST the whole summer and end up deadline day without really addressing any of his needs. It put into context how good our dealing are and has been. We look at Barcelona and they just spent 30m on 2 old/injury prone CB with 86m(or God knows what) on Neymar which sent the club into meltdown.

So is responsible for this success? Michael Emenalo? Roman insisting the club to change our way of operating? Or who else? Obviously not Mourinho as this process was started long before he was even back at the club and I doubt it was any past managers either seeing as most were sacked a very short time into their reign.

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Also this change is reflected to clearly this summer when Jose admitted we didn't sign Shaw because essentially it was way overpriced(27-30m) with him demanding 100k per week. This policy also imo saw us past on Falcao and Cavani last summer, probably not for the best but we got Costa now so it doesn't matter anymore. This policy means we don't sign players for overpriced(or the club considered to be) fees anymore.

We look across road to see MU overpaying for particularly every single player they sign now, whether world class or average. We look at Arsenal with their idiot manager scrambling for a CB, CDM, ST the whole summer and end up deadline day without really addressing any of his needs. It put into context how good our dealing are and has been.

Emenalo...

Yeah most likely but is he really the brain behind it all? I mean surely he cannot be the guy that decided we should invest a lot in youngsters, sign players for reasonable fees...etc or else he will be one of the best football director atm in the game.

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From pissing money everywhere we've become one of the most self-sustaining clubs, from a financial point of view, in world football. The way we are making millions out of these loans and sell-on fees is a quite brilliant short-cut around financial fair play, but even with us letting players leave for free we've made such impressive profits that we could go and spend another £50m tomorrow and still be in the black.

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From pissing money everywhere we've become one of the most self-sustaining clubs, from a financial point of view, in world football. The way we are making millions out of these loans and sell-on fees is a quite brilliant short-cut around financial fair play, but even with us letting players leave for free we've made such impressive profits that we could go and spend another £50m tomorrow and still be in the black.

Yep we have also essentially revolutionized the loan system now and essentially find a way to bypass FFP, before our effort it was merely a thing to send youngsters on loan for play time, cast off...etc but now we actually used it to MAKE MONEY, and we are very successful so far.

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Yeah most likely but is he really the brain behind it all? I mean surely he cannot be the guy that decided we should invest a lot in youngsters, sign players for reasonable fees...etc or else he will be one of the best football director atm in the game.

Yeah... That's his job. He's our technical director. He heads our scouting system and the academy programs. He oversees all of it.

Him and Jose stepped it up this summer however. Match made in heaven I guess.

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I don't know who it is, but this person deserves a medal.

Oh and God how happy am I that we didn't sign Shaw.

I kept saying NO when Term said we had to get him at ANY price

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Yeah... That's his job. He's our technical director. He heads our scouting system and the academy programs. He oversees all of it.

Him and Jose stepped it up this summer however. Match made in heaven I guess.

I know technically but I am not really referring to our dealing though(which I guess he is involved in a lot) but in general the change in policy. I doubt he would come in and go ''right, our current policy is crap and I am gonna change it all from bottom to the top''. I think Roman would need to be informed of the process and many people were involved in it. I am just thinking who is deserving the most credit for this, obviously Emenalo seems the choice but thinking about it is not just that simple.

Also yep I agree with your 2nd sentence, can't believe there were rumors of him resigning(club rejected) when Jose came back last summer. Would be true mistake looking back now.

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As we can see we are now one of the best team in the world, with one of the most balanced squad in the BPL thanks to our great policy. I consider this policy revamp started in summer of 11 or 12. After the Torres signing and accelerated after our CL win. The policy has brought us in world class talents for great fees and all the gambled one(big fee) had paid off. This summer has been one of the best in transfer I have ever seen from the club, which makes me wonder:

Courtois 6m- Now worth more than 30-40m

Dave-10-12m?-Now at least 25m imo

Cahill 7m?- Now probably 30m considering he is English

Luis-15-20m-Too early to say anything but a class player signed for a reasonable fee, even if he flops there is nothing to regret

Zouma-7-12m? good fee, again similar to Kevin De Bruyne, if flops I am sure we can always flog off for 5-10m

Matic-one of our biggest mistake in the revamped period, but then again he might not have been that good due to limited opportunity

Fabregas-World class player for a good fee of 25-30m, admittedly thanks hugely to Arsene Wenger for being an idiot and refused to signed him this summer with the clause. Still we were so quick to act once it was known that he was for sale, even wrapped up the signing before WC starts

Hazard- Bargain, now probably worth around 100m considering fees for Bale, Suarez, James...etc

Oscar-Decent signing, probably barely justified his fee but now can always and will get better, even if worst case being sold to someone like PSG we will make a min loss at max(min 20m now for him) and likely a profit

Schurrle, Salah and Willian-Good signings, nothing spectacular but again got them for reasonable fees(maybe not for Willian but he was worth 20m anyway for me)

Costa-32m-revelation so far, could become one of the best striker in Chelsea history based on current form and if stays suspension/injury free

Also load of youngsters signed for OK fees, most sold for profit such as Lukaku and Kevin. Admittedly some fuck ups along the way like Matic, Marin...etc but overall we have actually done the best business for a while now.

So my question is who do you guys think are behind this new changed policy? Obviously FFP played a huge role but who is the mastermind behind this new recruitment strategy? I doubt Roman told the club to find new ways to operate because he won't fund signings anymore. Also it is unlikely that after spending years signing players for overpriced fees, we suddenly just become better at negotiation. Remember when we fucked up that Robinho signing?(thanks God), now we just signed Remy in 24 hours after showing interest, we don't fuck around anymore.

Also this change is reflected to clearly this summer when Jose admitted we didn't sign Shaw because essentially it was way overpriced(27-30m) with him demanding 100k per week. This policy also imo saw us past on Falcao and Cavani last summer, probably not for the best but we got Costa now so it doesn't matter anymore. This policy means we don't sign players for overpriced(or the club considered to be) fees anymore. We look across road to see MU overpaying for particularly every single player they sign now, whether world class or average. We look at Arsenal with their idiot manager scrambling for a CB, CDM, ST the whole summer and end up deadline day without really addressing any of his needs. It put into context how good our dealing are and has been. We look at Barcelona and they just spent 30m on 2 old/injury prone CB with 86m(or God knows what) on Neymar which sent the club into meltdown.

So is responsible for this success? Michael Emenalo? Roman insisting the club to change our way of operating? Or who else? Obviously not Mourinho as this process was started long before he was even back at the club and I doubt it was any past managers either seeing as most were sacked a very short time into their reign.

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Only 3 teams with negative net spend. Consider we are one of the biggest teams in PL, the context of the transfers, and the quality (/lack of) of the players we bought (/got rid of) and there you have the absolute definition of a perfect summer.

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@Chelsea Legend 11, The only player from 12 season I would have loved to kept besides the obvious one in Sturridge would have been Meireles.

He was very useful CM. Don't know why we let him go.

I like Raul but hard to find a place for him in this squad. We loaned out Van Ginkel....

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